Several decades after the introduction and promotion by powerful international organizations and bilateral donors of PPPs in education, the reciprocal influence of the public and private sectors has seen the two sectors come to behave similarly in many regards. The close collaboration between the public and private for-profit sectors, advanced as part and parcel of managerial reforms, has blurred the boundaries of how the two types of providers conceive, design, and speak of basic educational services and goods. How are policies of privatisation proposed and implemented by the public sector? What are the consequences, both short term and long term, of this intersection of the private and public sectors for education?
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